What does a girl have to do to get recognized in the DMV? Apparently excelling athletically isn’t enough. If it were, more eyes would be turned to the hometown D-III hoops action this week than some football game that doesn’t even have a local team in it.
For instance, Marymount (16-4, Capital Athletic Conference 6-1) hosts York (Pa.) (16-4, CAC 5-2) in a key conference game Jan. 30. Not only are the Saints riding a five-game winning streak, but MU will attempt to avenge its earlier CAC 57-44 loss to the Eagles. Tip-off is set for 6 pm.
Marymount dominated the boards in the first meeting 45-27, but Katelyn Fischer, Tynisha Parks and Dominique Dickens shot a combined five-for-30 from the floor sealing the visitor’s fate.
The Saints are led by Fischer who averages 17.7 points per game, Parks 13.5 ppg, 8.3 rebounds per game and Miranda Krott 8.6 rpg.
MU must stop the reigning CAC player-of-the-week Kristen Haley of Silver Spring. She recorded three double-doubles leading the Spartans to three victories last week.
The Cards topped the Eagles 70-64 Jan. 9 in DC. Kelli Josephson and Katarina Owunna controlled the boards in that contest, 10 and 11 caroms respectively, as Catholic outrebounded Juniata 54-34.
Gallaudet University women’s basketball team (3-15 1-10 NEAC South) snapped at 15-game losing streak Jan. 27 with a 66-52 victory over College of Saint Elizabeth in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game at the Field House.
In DII, UDC hosts the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights (12-6, 7-3 ECC) Jan. 30 for its first-ever Military Appreciation Night event. In partnership with Wounded Warrior Project and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the UDC athletic department has invited local Wounded Warriors to participate in a special halftime presentation. Any active military or veterans also receive free admission to the game with a valid military ID. Tip-off is at 5 pm.
Bowie State opens a two-game home stand against Virginia State University at 5:30 pm Jan. 30.